Angels Flight (Harry Bosch Series #6)

Angels Flight (Harry Bosch Series #6)

by Michael Connelly

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In this "superbly paced" New York Times bestseller ( Esquire), LAPD detective Harry Bosch is trying to solve a high-profile lawyer's murder. But first he must face the public's suspicion . . . and his darkest fears.

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive — and the dead man's enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous — that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry's year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538762714
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #6
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 108,937
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of thirty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Late Show and The Wrong Side of Goodbye. His books, which include the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than sixty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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Angels Flight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 183 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Stephen Brayton for Readers' Favorite A lawyer who makes his living by bringing lawsuits against the Los Angeles police department and a bystander are shot on one of the Angels Flight trolley cars. Detective Hieronymus Bosch and his team get called out of rotation to run the investigation. The city is, again, starting to heat up, as the lawyer, Howard Elias, was black. Even from the beginning, Bosch discovers no end of suspects. Besides the seemingly endless string of potentially vindictive cops, Elias had a girlfriend and, also, was involved in pornography - both print and online. Elias' philandering brings in a motive for his wife and son. Bosch has to wade through the evidence while at the same time not get sucked into office politics. One of the cases Elias was working on centered around a black man accused of killing a white child. Bosch finds indications that Elias knew the real killer's identity. The case, however, is not the only thing affecting Bosch's emotions. He also has to deal with his failing marriage of just over a year because his wife is addicted to gambling. Connelly's Bosch mysteries are guaranteed to include excellent police procedure, intrigue, police politics, and that one special clue that breaks open the investigation, even when the case looks solved. Angels Flight is no exception. When those in charge named the killer, I knew the story had more to offer. I knew Bosch had yet to conclude the case. I've enjoyed Connelly mysteries for many years. There's never a disappointing moment and each chapter brought something new that kept me guessing. Connelly's style is such that I felt as if I stood next to Bosch throughout the entire few days, seeing what he saw and feeling his emotions. Every Bosch novel is a winner and I look forward to the next one.
SlapShot62 More than 1 year ago
The Bosch series just continues to get better with each book. I thought Angels Flight started out just a little slow, but once the pace picked up, it really got rolling. Connelly is a master at this genre, developing believeable plot and side storylines and producing characters with depth. I have no intention of stopping here - gonna keep reading all the Bosch books in order.
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
Great book.  Have read almost all of Michael Connelly's books - make sure you don't miss this one --- it's excellent. 
kadie13 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughtly enjoyed this book. Another Connelly great one. I didn't see the end coming. I would recommend this book as a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love detective stories Harry Bosch is one of the BEST! Angles Flight is great but I highly recommend if you read this series begin with the first one. I started with number 10 and had to go back and read all of them. I am now on 11. (They are so good I read number 10 about two months ago).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot
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jonesli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great series, which I highly recommend. In this one, sixth in the series, Detective Harry Bosch is called upon to investigate the murder of a high profile black lawyer whose claim to fame is suing the LAPD for civil rights violations made during their arrests. This case in turn leads to another high profile case, the murder of a twelve year old girl.While working night and day, Harry's one year old marriage is dissolving, he reunites with his old partner, and he has to play the chain of command game while trying to solve both murder cases.I did not see the end coming, which was great!
Eren0317 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch number 6, I do enjoy this series. Just enough to make me a little stressed for the main character, but he always gets out of it.
debavp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again, another surprise ending. I think I knew all along the outcome of this one, but Connelly puts enough twists and wrong turns in that will keep yousecond guessing yourself through this one.
Joycepa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
6th in the Harry Bosch series.LAPD stress levels being what they are, naturally Harry¿s one-year old marriage is on the rocks. To distract him from his personal woes, he and his team are called in to lead the investigation of a high-profile black lawyer-activist whose main claim to fame has been suing members of the LAPD for civil rights violations in investigations against racial minorities¿and winning. His latest case, about to go to court, involves the alleged torture and wrongful arrest of an admittedly low-level criminal for abduction, rape and murder of Stacey Kincaid, the daughter of a wealthy and powerful southern California car dealer czar.Because the murder of the black lawyer is so high-profile, the FBI is soon called into the case to help. Bosch splits up the investigation, giving the FBI the murder of the lawyer and taking on a new investigation of the Stacey Kincaid case, convinced that the two are connected. There will be more deaths before Harry manages to resolve the situation.Unusually for Connelly¿s previous books in the series, this story does not start off in a meandering way, following the way an investigation normally proceeds. The action picks up pretty swiftly and never lets up. The plotting is as usual excellent and the writing as well. However, Connelly does tend, at times, to descend into a sort of maudlin stickiness on the occasions when Harry is philosophizing, particularly about his line of work. It¿s a very minor flaw but it¿s there.Character depictions are good; Edgar and Kimzim, his two team members, are well done although not terribly interesting. Harry¿s relationship troubles are, quite frankly, not that interesting.Still, the book is yet another excellent addition to the series, which is one I want to continue to read. But I must say that Dennis Lehane beats Connelly out in the genre.Highly recommended.
emigre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the best Bosch stories so far. Connelly really keeps the reader guessing about the real killer of a controversial civil rights lawyer in LA. It seems like just everyone is against Bosch in this book, his coworkers, his supervisors, the media, his family, and of course his usual enemies antagonize him. The ending is classic Connelly, shocking yet just right.
claude_lambert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good Connelly (most of his books are.) There is a fine observation of police procedures and behaviors. It is important in this book which turns around the murder of an activist lawyer hated by most of the LAPD. The mystery is well constructed, well written, and engrossing. Everything we want ...
mrtall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Angel's Flight is one of the more ambitious of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels. The key victim is a black lawyer who specializes in suing the LAPD. There's loads of topical substance here -- race relations, intradepartmental politics and maneuvering, tensions between cops and FBI agents, and more. Angel's Flight is often held up as one of the best of the Bosch novels, but I think its flaws -- it's just a smidgen over the top with Boschian righteousness, in particular -- hold it back. Never the less, it's a very high-quality contemporary noir that I recommend highly.
Djupstrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite on the Harry Bosch novels, but it was still entertaining.
fw2334 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the Harry Bosch series. I picture him as being an old, sexy, grouch.
edwardsgt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Angels Flight refers to a funicular in Los Angeles where a murder occurs. Harry Bosch as usual solves it in his usual style. A cracking good read.
jodyjoujou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book makes you always think and re-think who is the killer. Makes your mind work as a detective. I felt that I was another detective with the main character but all my predictions I could only tell myself. Michael Connelly makes you feel that you are not just a reader but brings you in another world, the world of being a detective and thinking for yourself. The coolest thing I find in this series is that the plot is in my home town LA, which makes me enjoy more and identify more with the places and character. I recommend this series for people who loves mystery.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the strongest I have read in this series so far. Like in all, I enjoy Bosch's conflicts with the chain of command. But this book illustrated more clearly how that conflict is rooted in his personal integrity. To paraphrase p. 296 of the hardback edition: The real shelter of home is inside yourself.
Daedalus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It makes me sick that this guy so regularly sells the crap out of his books. He's a poor writer, and this is a lame book. I'd sell it off, but I seem to have some inability to ever sell a book I own.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am fan of Harry Bosch series. This book carries forward with the same quality you expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot. Timely story. No idea who Harry visited in the drunk tank at the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down.